Motorcyclist identified in fatal W.T. Harris Blvd. crash

- The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has identified the motorcyclist who died Monday in a serious accident involving another vehicle.

The accident happened around 7:23 p.m. Monday, February 27 along W.T. Harris Boulevard, at the intersection of Northlake West Drive.

CMPD said Samuel Sarks Krikorian, 40, was operating a Yamaha motorcycle traveling east on W.T. Harris Blvd. when he entered the intersection and struck the right side of a Chevrolet Malibu that was turning left onto Northlake West Drive.

The Malibu, driven by Courtney Banks, was attempting to make a left turn when Krikorian struck the right side of her vehicle.

Krikorian was transported to CMC-Main for life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after.

Banks was taken to Novant Presbyterian-Main for non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of this crash remains under investigation. Speed and alcohol use do not appear to be factors in this crash.

Any person who witnessed the crash or has information about the case is asked to call Detective Sammis (704) 432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.

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